Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Tec 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Research Tec 2/3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
Join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world.
This role works in a team environment within LANL’s nuclear facility to manufacture product, support material movement and support glove box operations. The majority of daily work is “hands-on” glove box work in support of plutonium processing. Processes at Los Alamos National Lab are performed using detailed operating procedures and work requires extensive knowledge and expertise following Conduct of Operations, nuclear criticality safety, material control and accountability, radiological safety and environmental compliance requirements.
Research Tec 2 ($46,400-$ 71,400)
In this role, you will perform manufacturing operations in one or more of the following areas: metal processing (furnace operations), metal recovery (aqueous operations), casting, vacuum equipment operation, welding, mechanical assembly, leak testing, equipment, troubleshooting and equipment maintenance. Working with radioactive and hazardous materials will also be an integral part of your job. You will be responsible for writing and maintaining records, following detailed operating procedures and integrated work documents, writing concise progress reports and interacting with support organizations and performing transactions on the nuclear material tracking computer system.
Research Tec 3 ($51,100-$79,100)
In addition to the duties and expectations of a Research Tec 2, you will collaborate with other facility representatives as required to support the safety/reliability of equipment/systems. You will be required to safely handle radioactive materials/items inside the plutonium facility, and perform the necessary nuclear material accountability transactions.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Mechanical Systems & Tools: Experience in one or more of the following: mechanical systems, hand tools, instrumentation, measurement tools, welding technology, welding experience, x-ray machines, vacuum systems, industrial chemicals and PPE. Demonstrated experience utilizing power tools and equipment
Collaboration: Ability to work effectively, conscientiously and professionally in a high-performance team environment that exhibits collaborative behavior
Safety: Proven knowledge and implementation of required safety practices for work assignments
Computer Proficiency: Microsoft Office proficiency (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
Education Required for Research Tec 2: Requires a high school diploma and a minimum three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additional Job Requirements for Research Tec 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Problem Solving Skills: Experience investigating solutions to problems affecting project requirements and recommending alternative approaches
Schematics: Test and design, such as reading drawings and schematics, using digital test equipment, data analysis, etc.
Safety & Security: Knowledge and implementation of required safety, security and quality assurance practices, including calibration concepts and protocols. Demonstrated ability to interact with senior personnel to ensure hazards and controls are identified, addressed, and implemented in procedures and operations.
Education Required for Research Tec 3: Requires an associate's degree in a relevant field and a minimum three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Hazard Identification: Experience contributing hazardous identifications to authorizing work documents, detailed operating procedures or other work planning documents
Nuclear Materials: Experience working with nuclear materials handling/movement on tracking computer systems
Clearance: Active Q clearance
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, ability to speak, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), sitting, standing, walking, and lifting 10-20 pounds.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.
Position may require 24/7 coverage and therefore may require working a shift schedule.
Evaluation of applications will commence immediately
Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview on November 4, 2020 or November 5th, 2020
This vacancy will close at COB, October 16, 2020. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date; the position may close as early as October 2, 2020.
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security.
Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Contact Name Gonzales, Jesse J
Vacancy Name: IRC81978
Organization Name ALDWP/Associate Laboratory Director for Weapons Production
Req ID: IRC81978